Brant 4-H Association

We are a proud group of volunteers dedicated to providing the 4-H program to youth in Brant. 

Become a Member

4-H is a youth development leadership program for ages 6-21 from urban and rural areas.  The Brant 4-H Association is pleased to offer Cloverbuds (ages 6-8), and 4-H program (ages 9-21).  Volunteers are always welcome.

Please note: the Brant border hopper fee is $20.00.  Please contact Elaine Elgie with any questions at


Gary Cain Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by The Paris Vet Clinic

Please click on the link below if you wish to apply for this new scholarship.

Deadline for nominations: March 1, 2021

This $500 scholarship application is in memory of Gary Cain to honour and commemorate his enthusiasm and passion for agriculture, 4-H and community spirit.

  • Award Criteria:
    • Open to any Brant County 4-H member (must be a member in good standing of Brant County as home association);
    • Must be currently enrolled in any year of any post-secondary program specifically related to agriculture or received acceptance to start in the fall of 2021 (including university, college, trade school or apprenticeship);
    • Must be able to provide proof of enrolment in September 2020 in aforementioned program.

    Brant 4-H Leaders and Volunteers may bring this application to the attendtion of Brant County 4-H members who may be interested in applying.

    This $500 scholarship will be presented to the successful applicant at the Brant County 4-H Rally Night on March 10, 2021.

    To apply for the Gary Cain Memorial Scholarship, please submit ALL of the following:

    1. Completed on-line application form.

    2. Current resume.

    3. Two letters of recommendation. Only one may be from a 4-H leader or volunteer. The other may be from an adult from school or educational facility, community organization, job, etc. (letters from family are not accepted).

    4. Proof of enrollment or acceptance in post secondary program

  • Apply on link below


Current clubs in Brant 4-H – 2021

Trash to Treasure – On line
In this project, we will be making crafts by reusing or recycling items that may have been sent to the recycle centre, garbage dump or landfill. We will be utilizing a variety of techniques to transform these materials into useful or attractive items.
We will be encouraging creativity with the focus on using what we already have at home.
The club with start on February 22. Meetings will be emailed every two weeks.
Leaders: Tammy Oswick
Karen Ilett Condon
Mary Lynne Howell
Please email us if you would like to join the club

Winter Fun! Club (Explore 4-H) – Online
Have the winter blahs got you feeling down? Does it seem like spring is a looong ways away? Then this Winter Fun! club is for you! In this online club, we will have fun playing in the snow, try new games, and go on a scavenger hunt to see what animals have visited. Learn how maple syrup is made, try some fun recipes with maple syrup, and taste test several variations of hot chocolate. We will make snow and ice sculptures and plan an indoor family fun night. Each meeting will have several fun activities to choose from taken from a bunch of different 4-H clubs so you can Explore what 4-H has to offer. All ages welcome. Leaders are Scott Archer, Betty Summerhayes and Emily Summerhayes. This club starts on January 8, a new meeting will be emailed out every two weeks. Please email if you are interested.


Let’s Get Growing: Beautify the Earth – Online

Do you love flowers? Are you interested in learning how to grow your own? Well then, this club is for you! In the Let’s Get Growing online club, we will start seeds indoors, learn how to transplant and care for plants, make our own hanging baskets and pots, learn how to arrange flower bouquets, and save seeds for next year. Members will also be mailed mystery seeds to grow. No gardening experience is needed, those with large gardens or space for only a few pots are welcome. For the club achievement, you will arrange a bouquet of flowers to give away. There will be two short optional zoom meetings to start and finish the club. This club will start on March 12 and a new meeting will be emailed out the second Friday of the month. Leaders are Scott Archer, Betty Summerhayes and Emily Summerhayes. Please email if you are interested in joining.


Community Involvement Club with the Bell Homestead – Online & Virtual

Have you ever wondered how a museum runs – day to day operations, exchanges between museums, thinking like a curator -working with the Homestead’s Educational Co-ordinator and the Curator. This is your opportunity to learn more and get behind the ropes of a working museum! We will still focus on learning the history of the Bell Homestead – working on presentation of the room for tour day*We will work towards the tours at the Edwardian Tea in early May 2021 – * if restrictions of Covid allows us. Take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of such an important asset in our community and have earned a great partnership with the Bell Homestead and Brant 4-H. Come out and join our dedicated members, as well as meet our mascot – Platty!!!

Meetings will start mid to late January – virtually & online. Watch for more details – Leaders Lesleigh Elgie & Elaine Elgie.

To join please email Elaine at




Have you seen birds? Join in on one of the fastest growing hobbies in the last year. You may have noticed there seems to be more birds around this last year, maybe some you have not seen in your yard before or not in a long time. Watching the birds can be relaxing and entertaining! Let’s have some fun and explore the birds around us! You can keep an eye on winter birds, watch as those come back in the spring and as the new crop of babies fly away from their nest.

Leaders: Elaine Elgie and Tammy Oswick – Contact to sign up. Club will start Friday, Januray 15th with meetings sent approximately every 3 weeks – culminating mid June


Brant 4-H is an organization of leaders building leaders. There are 4-H clubs in every county of Ontario and in every 4-H community, there are a variety of events beyond the club level in which members and/or volunteers can become involved.

4-H Ontario’s “Learn To Do By Doing” approach has provided 4-H youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable leadership and life skills.




Elaine Elgie

Contact Brant 4-H Association